How to flourish in your sexuality and your intimate life when you are suffering from pain during romantic relationships? Although dyspareunia that results in pain can be a difficult challenge to overcome, there are effective ways to help people with endometriosis or adenomyosis fully enjoy their carnal relationships. Because happiness also goes through a fulfilling intimate life, we have gathered all our advice for you to relieve these intimate discomforts and share in a great feeling of well-being these moments of love and pleasure for two.

What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a gynecological disease that affects approximately 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus , which can cause severe pelvic pain , abnormal bleeding, and fertility problems.

One of the common symptoms of endometriosis is dyspareunia , or pain during penetration . This intimate pain can be caused by inflammation and fibrosis of the tissues that surround the genitals , as well as by the presence of endometriotic nodules . Dyspareunia is felt in various places, depending on where the endometriosis lesions attach. In some people, the lesions are located, for example, in the vaginal cul-de-sac. In this case, it is the deep penetrations that will cause pain. On the other hand, if the lesions are in the bladder, it is the G-spot that will be painful on stimulation. Dyspareunia is a symptom that has a strong impact on the sexuality of those affected. By apprehension of pain , they will contract the muscles of the pelvic floor and therefore reduce their potential for enjoyment , reduce natural lubrication and cause even more intimate discomfort . In many cases, these physical and psychological pains can lead to vaginismus . It is therefore a real snake biting its tail!

Penetration pain can be an extremely difficult problem to deal with as it brings with it its share of negative psychological effects such as decreased libido , increased anxiety , tension in sexual relations and deterioration in quality of life. in general.

As the @lesinvisibles_ said in our article Endometriosis & sexuality: for a more fulfilling intimate life :

"To conquer a heart/body is always an arduous journey

but conquering his own is in no way simpler."

How to relieve pain related to penetration?

How to relieve pain related to penetration?

First of all, it can be useful to take the time to prepare yourself mentally and physically before having sex. Whether you are alone or in pairs, plan a little self-love ritual before starting a romantic relationship. Run a very hot bath, light the YESforLOV room diffuser or a scented candle , set up a musical atmosphere conducive to relaxation and letting go ... You can also practice a few minutes of meditation or meditation exercises. breathing in order to be totally relaxed and ready for your carnal act.

Then, use and abuse the moments dedicated to the connection of bodies that used to be called love foreplay . They are to be consumed without moderation. In case of dyspareunia , masturbation and cunnilingus will be your best friends. By provoking waves of pleasure, the direct stimulation of the glans of the clitoris will release hormones of well-being such as endorphins which act as painkillers . Foreplay is therefore essential and should be practiced without time limit if you wish to reduce the pain associated with penetration during sexual intercourse. In addition, these intimate and accomplice games allow natural lubrication to activate. You can also ask your partner to give you a vaginal or vulvar massage. Halfway between masturbation and massage, these caresses can relax the area , increase the excitement and create a very intimate connection between you and your other half. Arouse desire with a dab of arousal gel for the G-spot or the clitoris and you're done, well almost.

Use intimate lubricant . The natural intimate lubricant is the number one ally to use in case of dyspareunia . Because by reducing rubbing and friction, it also reduces pain. To choose it, two choices are available to you. You can opt for a water-based intimate lubricating gel that will give you a natural sensation, or a silicone-based one for an intense and long-lasting gliding sensation. If you want to know more about the subject and find the ideal lubricant, you can find our complete article "Which lubricant to choose for your intimacy?" .

our advice for a much more comfortable and fulfilling sex life

our advice for a much more comfortable and fulfilling sex life

Try CBD Concentrate to relax and soothe aches and pains

CBD is also a great ally in case of dyspareunia . Its relaxing and slightly anesthetic effect makes it an ingredient of choice to integrate into your sexual routine. In order to prevent and limit pain associated with penetration, we advise you to pour a few drops of our CBD concentrate into your lubricant or massage oil. Then massage the area for a few moments before feeling its relaxing effects. Its stimulating effect also increases excitement and therefore natural lubrication and pleasure .

Bet on sex toys to prepare the connection of the bodies

If penetration is painful, why not include some intimate toys in your solo or couple moments? Start playing with a clitoris stimulator in order to increase the pleasure from the outside. You can then turn to a small vaginal sex toy to prepare the body before a supposed penetration . If the penetration remains painful because it is very deep, you can use certain penis rings which, placed around the penis, reduce the penetrating length.

Try new sex positions

If the pain persists despite these measures, it may be helpful to explore sexual positions that minimize pressure on the painful areas . Positions like the side- saddle can be particularly effective because they allow the woman to control the depth and speed of penetration . Positions where the legs are together, such as the spoon position, can also reduce pain by limiting the stretching of the pelvic muscles.


Finally, it is important to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about dyspareunia. It can be difficult, but open and respectful communication can help build trust and emotional connection between partners , and therefore improve the quality of your love moments. It is therefore essential that your partner is aware of these pains so that he or she can adapt and listen to your reactions . Also listen to your body and do not hesitate to stop the report if you feel the slightest discomfort or pain. If the pain is disabling and persists, talk to your midwife or gynecologist .

Either way, stay in tune with your body and don't force yourself into “whatever it takes,” more pain than joy. Dare to be optimistic in this fight and see these symptoms as an opportunity to give your body more tenderness and more attention to better reconcile you on the pillow.

YESforLOV and our entire team (victims included) accompany you and help you cherish your intimacy by giving it all the love and gentleness it needs. In this fight, we hope that the quality of our products will help you get through this difficult ordeal and fight effectively against these intimate pains.